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  Country Profiles Foreign & Commonwealth Office   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Tuvalu is one of the smallest countries of the region.
The Tuvalu Trust Fund, an investment vehicle owned by the state of Tuvalu, was established in 1987 to help the government achieve greater financial autonomy in the management of its financial affairs, and to help maintain or improve the levels of social infrastructure and services.
Tuvalu is also associated with the EU as a member of the Africa Caribbean Pacific (ACP) Group, through its accession to the Cotonou Agreement.
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 Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Tuvalu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Tuvalu is a constitutional monarchy within the British Commonwealth, with the British queen as the head of state.
Although Tuvalu technically has no administrative subdivisions - its population is too small - the country can be divided into 9 islands, or rather atolls.
In 2000, Tuvalu negotiated a contract leasing its Internet domain name ".tv" for $50 million in royalties over the next dozen years.
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 Tuvalu
Tuvalu was first sighted by Europeans in 1568 with the arrival of Alvaro de Mendaña y Neyra from Spain, who encountered the island of Nui but was unable to land.
Tuvalu is a constitutional monarchy and Commonwealth Realm, with Queen Elizabeth II recognised as Queen of Tuvalu.
Another major factor contributing to gradual sinking of the island and salinization of its fresh water source is the consequences of airport construction, which has brought a sizable part of island's area within inches of sea level and caused significant damage to the island's coralline base.
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 Politics of Tuvalu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Tuvalu maintains an independent judiciary consisting of a High Court and eight islands courts.
Elections held in July 2002 were, as is the norm in Tuvalu, free and fair.
Political parties and leaders: There are no political parties, but members of Parliament usually align themselves in informal groupings.
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 Tuvalu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Tuvalu, inhabited since the beginning of the first millennium BC, was first visited by Europeans in 1568, with the arrival of Alvaro de Mendana yNeyra from Spain.
In 2001, Tuvalu's government announced that the islands, whose highest point is 5 mabove sea level, may need to be evacuated in the event of rising sea levels.
The small population of Tuvalu is almost entirely of Polynesian ethnicity.About 97% of the Tuvaluans are members of the Church of Tuvalu, a Protestant Christian church.
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 Tuvalu
Tuvalu is a "special member" of the Commonwealth, eligible for benefits from its functional affiliates but not required to attend the Heads of Government Meetings.
Tuvalu's minute size and almost total lack of exploitable resources suggest that most of the population will remain dependent on subsistence activities for the foreseeable future.
Tuvalu exports small quantities of copra, sells licenses to foreign ships wishing to fish for tuna in it 200 mile exclusive economic zone, and has a successful philatelic bureau.
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 Tuvalu
Tuvalu is a parliamentary democracy and British Commonwealth member with a population of approximately 11 thousand.
The Tuvalu Brethren Church subsequently filed a complaint against the council after the council ordered church members to stop further proselytizing and some islanders attacked and injured church members and damaged church property.
There were no formal political parties; however, Parliament informally was divided between a faction that supported the Toafa government and a faction that did not.
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 Tuvalu - Gurupedia
The Population may evacuate during the next decades to New Zealand, specially Niue, a small Pacific island (independent but associated with New Zealand) that isn't threatened by sea level rise, but does have decreasing population.
motto: Tuvalu mo te Atua (Tuvaluan: "Tuvalu for the Almighty")
Tuvalu, inhabited since the beginning of the first millennium BC, was first visited by
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 Politics of Tuvalu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Tuvalu maintains an independent judiciary consisting of a High Court and islands courts.
Democratic values in Tuvalu are strong with elections every 4 years by universal adult suffrage.
Tuvalu does not face serious governance There are no formal political parties in this country of only 11 people; election campaigns are largely on the basis of personal/family ties and reputation.
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 Tuvalu
Tuvalu, with a population of approximately 10,000 primarily Polynesian persons, occupies a land area of a little more than 10 square miles on 9 atolls in the central South Pacific.
With donor assistance, Tuvalu has developed a well-managed trust fund, which is supplemented by significant annual payments for use of its international telephone-dialing prefix.
Tuvalu is not a member of the International Labor Organization.
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 Country Profile Pacific Islands - EIU Online Store   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Although almost all of the countries are politically independent and have their own governments and heads of state, aid from the former colonial powers, and from other bilateral and multilateral donors, remains important.
Local organisations such as the Group for Political Reform, led by Elizabeth Ponga, are calling for a shortening of the parliamentary term from five to four years, a ban on party-hopping and a reduction in the number of members of parliament (MPs).
Tuvalu, formerly the Ellice (or Lagoon) Islands of Britain's former Gilbert and Ellice Islands colony (the Gilbert Islands are now Kiribati), is a constitutional monarchy with the British sovereign as head of state, represented by a governor-general, who must be a Tuvaluan.
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 Politics of Tuvalu - Definition, explanation
Queen Elizabeth II as the Queen of Tuvalu, is the head of state, represented by the Governor General, who is appointed by the Queen on advice of the Prime Minister.
Tuvalu maintains an independent judiciary consisting of a High Court and eight islands courts.
Political parties and leaders: There are no political parties, but members of Parliament usually align themselves in informal groupings.
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 Tuvalu
Although this atoll nation has a maximum elevation of five metres, the cause of their concern is conditioned as much by the vagaries of international politics as it is with mean sea level.
Tuvalu, which means eight together in the local Polynesian dialect, is a collection of nine atolls, eight of significance, trending linearly south-east to north-west over a 750 kilometer stretch of the central Pacific, just south of the equator.
Fearing their country could be submerged, Tuvalu sent a special envoy, Toaripi Lauti, to the 1997 Kyoto conference on climate change.
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 Politics of Tuvalu
This in part reflects the pressures affecting the small nation, including the transition from an exchange economy to a currency -based economy, an inherited system of government with only limited regard to Tuvaluan traditions of decision making, and the lack of a clear path to implement Tuvalu's vision for the future.
Tuvalu Ellice Islands Data code: tv Government type : A constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary democracy ; began debating republic status in 1992.
A Chief Justice visits twice a year to preside over sessions of the High Court Political parties and leaders: There are no political parties, but members of Parliament usually align themselves in informal groupings.
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 Commonwealth Secretariat - History
The population of Tuvalu, formerly known as the Ellice or Lagoon Islands, is thought to have dropped from 20,000 in 1850 to 3,000 in 1875, thanks to slave-traders and imported European diseases.
Toaripi Lauti, chief minister of the Tuvalu House of Assembly from October 1975, was independent Tuvalu's first prime minister (1978-81).
In February 2000, the UN accepted Tuvalu as the organisation's 189th member and in September 2000 it became a full member of the Commonwealth, having been a special member since it joined in 1978.
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 Tuvalu - Questionz.net , answers to all your questions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Politics Tuvalu is a constitutional monarchy within the British Commonwealth, with the British queen as the head of state.
Islands Although Tuvalu technically has no administrative subdivisions - its population is too small - the country can be divided into 9 islands, or rather atolls.
Demographics The small population of Tuvalu is almost entirely of Polynesian ethnicity.
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 health Politics_of_Tuvalu - health-notes.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
There are no formal political parties and election campaigns are largely on the basis of personal/family ties and reputation.
After the death of Prime Minister Ionatana in late-2000, Tuvalu had four prime ministers in 2 years.
It was expected that Tuvalu would have a period of political stability.
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 Tuvalu : Geography, People, Politics, Government, Economy, transport
Tuvalu does not have an embassy in the US - the country's only diplomatic post is in Fiji - Tuvalu does, however, have a UN office located at 800 2nd Avenue, Suite 400D, New York, New York 10017, telephone: [1] (212) 490-0534
Tuvalu consists of a densely populated, scattered group of nine coral atolls with poor soil.
In 1998, Tuvalu began deriving revenue from use of its area code for "900" lines and in 2000, from the lease of its ".tv" Internet domain name.
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 Politics of Tuvalu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Politics of Tuvalu takes place in a framework of a parliamentary representative democratic monarchy, whereby the Prime Minister is the head of government, and of a pluriform multi-party system.
There are no formal political parties and election campaigns are largely on the basis of personal/family ties and reputation.
It was expected that Tuvalu would have a period of political stability.
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 Tuvalu's First ISP
Tuvalu is a Pacific Island country with a total population of about 10,000 people.
The government of Tuvalu has decided to jump into the Internet revolution, partly because the Tuvalu Domain Name.TV is of high commercial value, and partly because the Internet could be a way to develop the country as well as put it on the map.
As Tuvalu is two hours away by plane from the closest country, Fiji, it is important to go there with everything that may be needed.
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 TUVALU - Polynesian atoll and nation - Statistical Data Included New Internationalist - Find Articles
Tuvalu has paid its $20,000 membership fee to join the United Nations and the $385,000 operating costs of an embassy in the US.
Nevertheless the greatest threat to Tuvalu remains that of a watery extinction as a result of global warming.
But the country's politics are based on a tussle between island groups while an elite performs political magic tricks.
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 Tuvalu Information - Tuvalu - Island Travel Tips and Island Reviews - itsislandtime.com
Although Tuvalu technically has no administrative subdivisions - its population is too small (estimated at 11,000 in 2004) - the country can be divided into 9 islands, or rather atolls, midway between Hawaii and Australia.
Since 1980, the poulation of Funafuti has more than doubled from 2,000 to 4,500 or almost half of Tuvalu's citzenry.
This is an interactive website for sharing Tuvalu island experiences and Tuvalu island information, as well as Tuvalu island vacation reviews and Tuvalu island travel tips.
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They were all political plots and it has been closed," Paeniu said in a telephone interview.
Tuvalu makes a major part of its government revenue by allowing sex line telephone services ("Talk as dirty as you dare with girls at home.") to use its 688 phone code.
It is now in the state owned National Bank of Tuvalu and, with other installments, has reached 56,000 Australian dollars.
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 Tuvalu - New Balance - Official Shopping Directory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
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 Government, Politics, Law : Tuvalu : Selected Internet Resources (Portals to the World, Library ofCongress)
Provides general country information on Tuvalu geography, history, economy, climate, infrastructure, population, culture, society, and transnational issues.
Provides country profile and statistical information on Tuvalu, such as history, languages, ethnic groups, religion, gross national product, government, culture, education, industries and manufacturing.
The project emphasizes Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia and Fiji but also includes Papua/Irian Jaya and Timor in the culturally related region to the west and Pacific Islands countries to the east and north.
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